The best accessories to elevate your spring racing outfit this year

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Spring racing accessories
Spring racing is here, which means racing fashion is back.

Racing season is fast approaching.

Even if you’re not in an area local to the races, there are events all Australia wide celebrating these events, and it’s expected you show up in your race day best for them.

Have you got your outfits ready?

For the latest fashion styles, check out our round-up here.


But the outfit is only half the battle. Racing season is all about accessorising, accessorising, accessorising.

Headwear - fascinators are out!

That’s right. We hate to break it to you. The classic lace-trimmed fascinators that have been dominating race day fashion for so long have finally fallen off the style radar.

Instead, this season is all about large hats, headbands and delicate crowns.

A baby blue boater hat Myer
A boater is a classic racing hat, and this baby blue shade is a feminine, modern take on it. Source: Myer

Morgan & Taylor Matador Baby Blue Boater Hat, $55.96

The boater is a classic race day style. The wide brim is elegant and classy while also practically saving you from the beating sun.

An oversized yellow hair bow from Myer
This is a quirky adult take on a hair bow. These are set to be a style showstopper for the 2021 season. Source: Myer

FORD MILLINERY Yellow Oversized Bow Headband, $289.95

Racing season is all about taking daring risks, and this oversized bow does precisely that. It brings a quirky, innocent twist to an otherwise formal outfit.

A large flower crown headband from The Iconic
The flower crown to end all flower crowns. This structured headpiece will go with any spring floral. Source: The Iconic

FORD MILLINERY Hummingbird Fascinator, $359.95

This takes the pimped-out headband to a whole new level. It’s a modern and avant-garde twist on the typical flower crown and sure to turn heads.

A tulle and beaded crown from The Iconic
Elegant, classy and fairytale-esque. This tulle and beaded crown is a beautiful crowning touch. Source: The Iconic

OLGA BERG Lillian Metal Tulle Headband, $99.95

This handmade headband gives the appearance of a delicate tiara without being in your face about it. Its tulle and beading gives it a subtle, beautiful appearance.

A beaded teardrop headband from The Iconic
Subtle, yet awe-inducing. A headband like this elevates any outfit. Source: The Iconic

HEATHER McDowall Courtney, $209

Show you’re the queen of the track with this white teardrop embellished crown. It's a very subtle piece but would sparkle in the sunshine.

Don't forget these accessories!

While your headpiece and dress may be the two most significant factors in your outfit, sometimes the best look is all in the details.

A pink handbag with beaded wooden handle from Myer
Show your passion for fashion with this quirky multi-material bag. Source: Myer

Olga Berg Caylee Flap Over Top Handle Bag, $69.96

Racing season is all about showing your flair for fashion, and this unique shoulder bag is the perfect way to do just that. The wooden and faux-crocodile bag in baby pink is a kitschy-cool accessory.

A pink silk mask from The Iconic
You'll need a mask, so don't let it ruin your outfit. This stylish silk one will complement your style. Source: The Iconic

SLIP Reusable Silk Face Covering, $45

It’s probably inevitable that you’ll need to wear a mask at some point during your day, so don’t let it ruin your outfit. This breathable silk mask is stylish and practical.

Nude wedges from The Iconic
Save your feet! Opt for these nude wedges instead of uncomfortable heels. Source: The Iconic

Verali Amaya Wedges, $79.95

If you’ve been to the races before, you’ll know they’re held on grass, and they’re a long day. Stick your stilettos back in your wardrobe and opt for a comfy yet stylish pair of wedges instead.

A crossbody slouchy bag from Myer
A crossbody slouchy bag that will match your spring palette. Source: Myer

Tony Bianco Ted Flapover Blue Crossbody Bag, $89.95

This vegan leather baby blue bag is large enough to store your phone and wallet while not being unwieldy. The slouch clutch is very ‘in’ right now, so make sure to get your hands on this.

Gold and pearl earrings from The Iconic
These earrings are subtle but will add sophistication to your outfit. Source: The Iconic

Bianc Ocean Earrings, $129

Large gaudy earrings are a thing of the past. This season’s statement jewellery is delicate items like this gold and pearl drop earring.

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